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Forecast gloomy for Mountain Weather Information Service as funding disappears

The forecast is looking gloomy for a weather service that offers specialised reports for Britain’s hillgoers.

Alan Hinkes joins Everest avalanche survivor in Snowdon Nepal fundraiser

A record-breaking British climber joined a man who narrowly escaped an Everest avalanche to raise cash for Nepal with a trip to Wales’s highest mountain.

Should you buy a satellite emergency device before heading for the hills?

Outdoor enthusiasts can now buy satellite devices to alert authorities if they get into trouble. Mountain expert Heather Morning looks at whether you ...

Scores of 'high-risk' hillgoers get winter-skills training in student scheme

Scores of high-risk hillgoers have received practical winter mountain training to increase their safety.

Cairngorm rescuers faced 'wild conditions' in overnight search for missing gamekeeper

Rescuers were faced with searching 200 sq km of the Cairngorms in blizzard conditions overnight after a gamekeeper was reported missing.

Ben Nevis climber's family 'overwhelmed' as search continues for missing couple

Rescuers from across Scotland joined the continuing operation to try to find two climbers who have been missing on Britain’s highest mountain for two weeks.

Searches resume for Ben Nevis climbers Rachel Slater and Tim Newton

Searches resumed today for the two climbers who have been missing on Ben Nevis since Sunday. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team said 25 of its members a...

Families of Ben Nevis climbers Rachel Slater and Tim Newton 'still hopeful'

The families of two climbers missing on Ben Nevis said they are still hopeful the couple will be found.

Two in serious condition after being avalanched on Creag Meagaidh

Two people are in a serious condition in hospital after being avalanched on a Highland mountain. The pair were airlifted from Creag Meagaidh on Wed...

Kenton Cool makes record 12th Everest summit, joined by Brit Robert Richard Lucas

Mountaineer Kenton Cool has extended his British record with a 12th ascent of the world’s highest mountain.

Rescue team carries coffins as climbers Rachel Slater and Tim Newton buried

Two climbers whose bodies were found on Britain’s highest peak have been buried together close to the mountain.

Missing walker Tom Brown's sister pleads with hill-goers to leave route details

The sister of a walker missing in the Highlands for more than eight months pleaded with hillgoers not to be irresponsible.

Northumberland mountain search dogs practise their avalanche skills

Search dogs and handlers in the North Pennines have been practising their avalanche skills. The dogs of the Northumberland National Mountain Rescue...

Watch your step and don't walk off edge of cornice, mountain expert warns

A mountain expert warned hillwalkers and mountaineers to watch their step near corrie tops and their projecting snow ledges in poor visibility.

Lochaber rescuers: climbers, tell us your routes to help in search for Rachel and Tim

Rescuers looking for missing climbers Rachel Slater and Tim Newton on Ben Nevis are asking climbers to tell them which routes they have tackled.

Dave Bankart named as climber who died in Creag Meagaidh avalanche

Police have named the climber who died in an avalanche on a Lochaber mountain earlier this week. Adrian David Bankart, known as Dave, was climbing ...

One climber dies and another seriously injured after Creag Meagaidh avalanche

A climber has died after an avalanche on a Lochaber mountain. He was climbing with another man on Creag Meagaidh on Wednesday when the pair were ca...

Ben Nevis search helicopter diverted to second incident after Creag Meagaidh avalanche

A search by a Coastguard helicopter for two missing climbers on Ben Nevis has been suspended after reports of an incident on another Lochaber mountain.


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